Surveying Points in the Complex Projective Plane

Hughston, L P and Salamon, S M. 2016. Surveying Points in the Complex Projective Plane. Advances in Mathematics, 286, pp. 1017-1052. ISSN 0001-8708 [Article]

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We classify SIC-POVMs of rank one in CP2, or equivalently sets of nine equally-spaced points in CP2, without the assumption of group covariance. If two points are fixed, the remaining seven must lie on a pinched torus that a standard moment mapping projects to a circle in R2 . We use this approach to prove that any SIC set in CP2 is isometric to a known solution, given by nine points lying in triples on the equators of the three 2-spheres each defined by the vanishing of one homogeneous coordinate. We set up a system of equations to describe hexagons in CP2 with the property that any two vertices are related by a cross ratio (transition probability) of 1/4. We then symmetrize the equations, factor out by the known solutions, and compute a Gröbner basis to show that no SIC sets remain. We do find new configurations of nine points in which 27 of the 36 pairs of vertices of the configuration are equally spaced.

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SIC POVM, Fubini–Study metric, Adjoint orbit, Moment map

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2 January 2016Published
5 November 2015Published Online
29 September 2015Accepted

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22 Oct 2018 09:57

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